I hate textbooks. I hate pedagoguery. And I’m having a hard time finding a way through that in a world where computers and the Internet play such a large role.
Actually, I’m having an incredibly easy time of it, but the models aren’t changing fast enough.
I’m now in my personal ‘year four’ of watching children go to college and be told that old models still apply. Textbooks are mandatory, and not only cost too much, but cost WAY too much. Professors want their feet kissed.
So here’s a business change: outlaw textbooks. Then, outlaw people who tell you how to do things and instead create relationships that run both ways (PC-VIP’s Computer Care is an example). Then, look at your business models, and enact the same kind of business change that what I’ve just suggested would force upon schools and textbook manufacturers.
I haven’t seen a good reason for break/fix services in a long time. No one fixes radios or much of anything that’s designed for consumer consumption any more; they just throw them away and start again. Break/fix computer care? How quaint. Buy a new one.
But is it that simple? No; you need to have you data backed up and you need to have a way to restore everything about the way your computer works to the new computer, or you may as well stay with break/fix computer care.
MANAGE your resources, though, and moving on to a more productive world works, whether you’re talking about computers, human resources, or pretty much anything else.
The Internet makes managing your resources easier. Now, if I only had someone to manage my use of the Internet.